News & Events

Social Activities

The German Department at Berkeley hosts a number of recurring social activities during the semester for anyone interested, including German Film Club, Kaffeeklatsch, and Stammtisch. For information on the current semester schedule please contact germanic [a]

The German Film Club organizes public screenings of German films for students taking courses in the German department and anyone from the campus community interested in German cinema.

Kaffeeklatsch is a weekly event allowing graduate and undergraduate students of German to gather over snacks and coffee. This get-together offers students the chance to practice their German through casual conversation.

At Stammtisch, undergraduate and graduate students come together to speak German in a casual environment. All levels welcome!

The Department of German offers many extracurricular opportunities. Please see Events for a current schedule of events.

The Student Colloquium Series provides a regular forum for graduate students to present their current work in German literary, cultural, and linguistic studies. This event is the perfect venue for works in progress, such as a conference paper, journal article, or dissertation chapter, where feedback and discussion (and presentation practice!) would be beneficial. The colloquium is organized and run by graduate students.

Extra-Departmental Offerings

The Department of German is fortunate to be situated in an area rich with on- and off-campus cultural offerings for students, faculty, staff and visitors.